If we have decided on a white render, which Dulux white would you go with (thinking maybe Surfmist) and Ironstone or Basalt Roof ? Photos above are what we like. Our elevation below, will plan to do trims and cladding in Lexicon Quarter.
Solar absorption of Basalt is 0.69 with Monument at 0.73. Both are considered to be dark according to the BCA. So really not a significant difference at 0.04.....
To make a lot of difference you'd be looking at Shale Grey at 0.43 or Surfmist at 0.32.
Use a 75mm foil backed blanket as a minimum under roof sheet.
I personally love Surfmist. Which roof colour are you leaning towards of those two you mentioned?
I would pick basalt roof. To me, ironstone is too blue and will dictate other choices you make including if you changed your trim or walls in future, and even driveways and landscaping..
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I think Surfmist is a great choice and agree with Hayley that Ironstone is quite blue and you'd be better off with a warmer grey with Basalt. I would just question the Lexicon quarter for the trims. Lexicon has barely any tint and doesn't give good coverage. I would go for something like Snowy Mountains which has a little warmth and good coverage. A quarter strength of this would be fine.
Thank you so much for your help, we ended up being lucky enough to find out the colour of a house we both love a few days ago from the builder and have decided to copy that - (Antique White USA and Monument Roof). Am thinking the trim may be Antique White USA Quarter.
Glad you found what you were looking for. Have to agree Monument is going to be hot, Basalt not so much. Would consider extra roof insulation.
The Builder has quoted $7,000 for the above, Do you think it is worth it ?
Kelly, is that the quote for all external painting, two coats? Did he advise the brand of products the painter will use?
Oh okay, thx. I cannot comment on that, sorry. I just do not know.
I just googled & found this site, which quotes cost of R2.5 75mm. there are other suppliers as well. What was quoted to you for cost of roof installation, and was it itemised so you can see exactly what thickness the foil-backed insulation builder will use? I'm guessing the thinner (lower R factor). So, the new quote should reflect a credit for the cost of previous insulation, since it won't be used, then cost of thicker insulation added. Does that make sense? If you are unsure, best to speak with the builder.
Just clarify the cost difference. It should be mainly material cost with a bit extra for more labour time as install is almost the same, except the 75mm may take a bit longer as it does need squashing down were the 55mm doesn't compress much.
The house in the second picture, would anyone know where i could find out the weatherboard colour for this please?
Hi There! Would you by any chance have a photo of your house painted? I am painting our brick house white and trying to figure out whether to paint our roof in Monument, Basalt or Charcoal. I'm worried Basalt will throw off blue in the sunlight but then darker roof will take over house. Thanks :)